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Al Franken Slams Supreme Court For Dismantling Legal Protections

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A synopsis of Franken's remarks in a recent speech to progressive legal scholars:

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I don't think you need to be a lawyer to recognize that the Roberts Court has, consistently and intentionally, protected and promoted the interests of the powerful over those of individual Americans.

And you certainly don't need to be a lawyer to understand what that means for the working people who are losing their rights, one 5-4 decision at a time.

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Tonight, I'd like to talk about how we got to this sad moment in American legal history -- because it didn't happen by accident.

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